Any advice on kicking the drug habit?

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Any advice on kicking the drug habit?

by tom55 on Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hello everyone,

I am a fellow patient (medullary Thyroid Cancer) and I've just passed the 2 year point. I had a thyroidectomy and a radical left neck dissection as well as a tracheostomy. Between the surgeries and the following radiation treatments I became awfully fond of my meds. ( Oxycodone).

My doc used a drug called suboxone to get me off the "oxy". Now I'm in the process of getting rid of the suboxone. Does anyone have suggestins on how best to handle the effects of drug detox?  I'm my own worst enemy. The little devil on my shoulder always says " after all the bad days in the last 2 years why not take the pill and feel better right now?"

The bottom line is I'm making progress but if there is an easier way to battle the craving and side effects, I'd really like to hear it. Thanks

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